Analyst Profile

Mark Cortner

Mark Cortner

Research Director

13 years at Gartner ,  31 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Mark Cortner is Research Director with the Gartner for Technical Professionals research team. Mr. Cortner provides in-depth research and analysis of unified communications (UC) platforms and cloud-based services such as Microsoft Office 365. The topics he currently focuses on include server software and cloud-based UC offerings, including enterprise telephony, with additional focus on mobile collaboration.

Areas of Coverage

  • Digital Workplace
  • Networking & Communications Equipment
  • Networking & Communications Services


Previous Experience

Mr. Cortner has been focused on communications applications and services throughout his career. He has previously served in a broad variety of roles, including hardware and software development, product marketing and management, and delivery of professional consulting services.

Professional Background

Burton Group, Senior Analyst, 10 years
TalkingNets, Vice President of Product Marketing, 3 years
Winstar Communications, Director of Broadband Services Product Marketing, 2 years


B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee
M.B.A., University of Miami